Public consultation on Elgin’s road network goes live

Transportation strategy for Elgin will cost £100k with consultation drop-ins starting today.
Transportation strategy for Elgin will cost £100k with consultation drop-ins starting today.

AN ONLINE SURVEY has been launched by Moray Council seeking the views of the public on the shape of transport facilities in and around Elgin.

The Survey is being billed as one of the most important ever undertaken by the local authority, coming after years of heated wrangling saw multi-million pound plans to create a new Western Link Road into the town being scrapped earlier this year.

Earlier this months the police and resources committee agreed that a new traffic strategy for the town had to be put in place – and that the widest possible public consultation should form the core of that strategy.

Now the survey, which will remain open until the end of July, has been made available online – paper versions are also available at the Moray Council access point in Elgin, Elgin library and the Moray Leisure Centre.

Drop-in sessions will also be held today from 11.30am until 2.30pm in the St Giles Centre and again on Thursday from 11.30am until 4pm and Saturday from 11am to 4pm.

Moray Council transportation manager Nicola Moss said: “To help in the preparation of the strategy we want to know what people’s views are on travelling to and within Elgin, why people travel to Elgin, what issues and problems they face and, most importantly, what improvements they think are needed.

“It is important that we hear from the people who use the roads network in Elgin and staff from the council’s transportation section will be in attendance at the drop-in sessions to listen to what people have to say.

“People’s views matter and the information they provide will help in developing the strategy.”

Comments can also be e-mailed to and transportation staff can also be called on 0300 123 4565.